Motion Pictures

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    Motion Pictures

  • Thomas edison

    Edison's assistant, W.K.L. Dickson, begins devoting himself to the "motion picture project". He and his staff develop a horizontal-feed motion picture camera.
  • Edison

    Edison calls his motion picture camera a kinetograph, and his peephole-viewing device a kinetoscope. He prepares to patent both devices, but forgets to apply for overseas patents.
  • Edison

    Edison builds a film studio on the grounds of his laboratories in New Jersey to produce films for his kinetoscope machines.
  • Charles Francis Jenkins

    On June 6, in Richmond, Indiana, the inventor Charles Francis Jenkins becomes the first person to project a filmed motion picture onto a screen for an audience.
  • Edison

    From April 1894 through February 1895, Edison 's kinetoscope and film sales exceed $177,000.
  • edison

    Charles Raff and Frank Gammon buy the Jenkins-Armat phantoscope from Thomas Armat on behalf of Edison. They rename the projector " Edison's Vitascope", and it is hailed as Edison's latest invention. By selling exclusive Vitascope exhibition rights for specific territories, they make a windfall profit.
  • edison

    A French magician, Georges Méliès, becomes the cinema's first storyteller by producing short dramas in which he attempts to link individual scenes into simple narratives. He also makes a variety of trick films and fantasies in which he introduces numerous special effects.
  • edison

    In Paris a catastrophic fire breaks out at the Bazar de la Charité's temporary cinema killing 121 people.
  • Edison

    Edison 's use of 1 1 / 2 - inch film in his vertical-feed motion picture camera
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